Adding a Compact Kitchen Dinette



In most homes, the dining area blends into the kitchen. Other homes lack a distinct dining area altogether due to space limitations. Even if this is the case, you can still add a dinette. This is essentially just a mini version of a dining space. We’ll provide some designing pointers for adding a compact kitchen dinette.

Designs for a Compact Kitchen Dinette

1. Add a Banquette

A banquette is a type of bench tucked into a wall. They are common in hotel lobbies and restaurant waiting areas. If you can spare a small corner in the kitchen, then we recommend an L-shaped banquette and a round wooden table of a vintage variety (think Pottery Barn). This provides a cozy and intimate dining space for two.

2. Add a Booth

If you have an alcove, you can insert two booth-style seats and wedge a small table in between. You can really make this alcove into an accent space by adding an overhead pendant light with a decorative sconce. You can also outfit the bottom portion of the seating with a mini cabinet system.

3. Add See-Through Chairs

Consider a dinette with a set of see-through glass chairs and table, preferably with polished chrome for the legs. The glass and reflective chrome exudes a contemporary and upscale look while also making the small space appear larger.

4. Replace an Island with a Dinette

A small kitchen likely won’t have enough space for a conventional island. You just might have enough space, though, for a smaller dinette. A coffee table and two chairs will suffice.

We’ll Design a Beautiful Kitchen Dinette

Our Process is simple: we create a beautiful kitchen dinette based on your input, though we’ll make recommendations based on our expertise. DreamMaker of Greenville has renovated countless residential kitchens with a dinette and know the best remodeling strategies.

Edited by Justin Vorhees

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